Summer Opportunities Available For U.S. Air Force Dependents

April 6, 2016 – Teenagers of Military Personnel are eligible to apply for several upcoming summer opportunities, which include all or partial coverage of expenses. Application details for Aviation and Space Camp, and the 2016 Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard Teen Leadership Summit are listed below. Organizers are also seeking adult chaperones and counselors, details for those positions are also below.

Opportunity: Aviation Camp
Deadline: April 22, 2016

Description: Aviation Camp will be held at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado from June 18-24, 2016. Any teen entering their sophomore or junior year of high school who is a dependent of Active Duty Military assigned to or living on an AF/JB installation, AF Retired Military, AF Civilian Employees, Air National Guard or AF Reserve may apply. The intent of the program and scheduled tours are designed to give all attendees an experience that will help them determine if aviation or the Air Force Academy is a career choice. Also see Aviation and Space Camp Registration.

Opportunity: Space Camp
Deadline: April 22, 2016

Description: Space Camp will be held in Huntsville, Alabama from July 31-August 5, 2016. Anyone between the ages of 12-18 who is a dependent of Active Duty Military assigned to or living on an AF/JB installation, AF Retired Military, AF Civilian Employees, Air National Guard or AF Reserve may apply. The intent of the program and scheduled tours are designed to give all attendees an experience that will help them determine if aviation or the Air Force Academy is a career choice. Also see Aviation and Space Camp Registration.

Aviation and Space Camp Counselor Application

Opportunity: 2016 Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard Teen Leadership Summit
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Description: The Air Force Reserve/Air National Guard Teen Leadership Summit is a week-long camp for 14-18 year old dependent teens of current or retired Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard military members. Teens will focus on leadership development and self-confidence, learn about programs and services available to AF dependents, and build an appreciation for and sense of belonging to the AF community. They will be given a voice to inform AF senior leadership of their top issues as AF dependents. At both Summits, leadership classes will be taught throughout the week and teens will learn about the mission of the AFR and ANG. Summits also include military traditions, community service projects, musical performances, and environmental education classes. All transportation, lodging, meals and program costs while at the summit will be centrally funded. Costs incurred driving the teen to and from the airport, baggage fees, additional spending money and incidental travel costs are the responsibility of the family. One summit will be held July 17-22, 2016 in Dahlonega, Georgia. The second will be held August 9-14, 2016 in Estes Park, Colorado.